Alaska wildlife safari

Alaska Journey National Geographic Journeys

Wildlife sanctuary: Alaska Journey National Geographic Journeys

 Day 01: Arrive in Anchorage whenever you want.

Day 02: Explore the beautiful Kenai Peninsula coast with glaciers and mountains. Drive along Turnagain Arm, spot whales, see volcanoes, and when you reach Homer, consider a short hike outside of town.

Day 03: Have a leisurely day in Homer. Explore the charming streets, and visit restaurants and art galleries on Homer Spit. Learn about bay life at the Natural History Museum. Enjoy outdoor activities like water taxi rides, kayaking, hiking, or even try halibut fishing.

Day 04: Leave Homer and head to Kenai Fjords National Park. See the ancient Exit Glacier after lunch, where black bears are often seen. Spend the afternoon exploring Seward, a coastal town in Resurrection Bay, known for sea life sightings like otters and seals.

Day 05: Visit the Alaska Sea Life Center, known for wildlife collaboration with National Geographic. Later, cruise Kenai Fjords on a catamaran with a park ranger, spotting puffins, sea lions, seabirds, and maybe orcas. Witness glaciers and ice calving. The evening is free; consider hiking or exploring the town.

Day 06: Take a scenic drive to Denali National Park, home to North America’s highest peak, Denali. Stay in rustic lodgings in the wilderness. Meet a Denali Education Center instructor for a fascinating history of mountaineering.

Day 07: Leave early for Denali National Park. Take a shuttle to the heart of the park, enjoying stunning views of the Alaska Range. Capture photos of caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep, moose, and wolves in their natural habitat as you head to the East Fork Bridge at Mile 43.

Day 08: Discover Denali’s harsh conditions and subarctic life. Hear stories of resilient First Nations people. Join a guided hike with a naturalist to explore the rugged beauty. Enjoy a free afternoon for relaxation and exploration. Optionally, attend a dog-sledding talk and demonstration.

Day 09: Drive back to Anchorage, enjoying scenic views along the Susitna River. Choose to have a final dinner with fellow travelers and reflect on your incredible journey into the wild.

Day 10: Leave Anchorage whenever you’re ready. Safe travels!

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